Travis asks:

Hello Striper Mike, My name is Travis, are the striper bass that we catch in tennessee the same kind of fish that are in the ocean where you are?  How can they live in fresh water and salt water?

Ask-MikeStriper Mike's Answer:

Travis....yes they are young man. Questions like that have perplexed man for hundreds of yrs. Their gills obviously allow them to transition from fresh to salt......remember they swim up many fresh water rivers to spawn!! So I have a question for you Travis......When we buy farm raised striped bass in the stores.....are they raised in fresh or salt water?

Write back to me with your answer.

Sincerely, Striper Mike

(once a teacher, always a teacher.....i love to make kids think and learn.)